The Chapin School seeks an Assistant Teacher to support our French classrooms in Upper School during the 2020-21 school year, when we will be operating in a hybrid-learning environment. The Assistant Teacher in French may work partial or full days, or certain days of the week (to be determined, as our needs require) as long as classes are held in our school building. This role offers those considering a career in teaching, early career teachers, and career changers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the classroom while supporting students and faculty during what promises to be an unprecedented school year.
Chapin's Assistant Teachers work closely with faculty, department, and division heads to create a safe and warm learning community for our students, whether those students are in the classroom or at home, participating is our distance-learning program through Zoom. Assistant Teachers may be in the classroom when a teacher is teaching from home or may step in as substitute teachers when a member of the faculty is absent. They may be called upon to support students as they navigate an environment where they are toggling between being in school and at home.
Ideal candidates are native or fluent French speakers and will have a demonstrated commitment to education, whether they have been teachers or tutors, or worked as camp counselors or through volunteer work) and a passion for working with young people. Our candidates should demonstrate a willingness to support and engage in Chapin's commitment to cultivating an inclusive and antiracist community. Comfort with technology, a flexible attitude, willingness to learn, punctuality, and a sense of humor are essential.
About The Chapin School
The Chapin School is dedicated to empowering a diverse, ambitious and resolute community of young women to thrive and lead in their world. Guided by our motto, Fortiter et Recte, Chapin considers bravery, compassion, service and respect for self and others to be fundamental values. We believe that equity, inclusion and collaboration are critical to personal growth. By advancing and deepening each student’s agency, confidence and resilience within an affirming and joyful learning environment, Chapin strives to ensure that each student is emboldened to pursue distinction as a leader and contributing citizen.
The Chapin School, founded in 1901, is an independent, all-girls day school in New York City currently serving 802 students K–12.
Chapin’s signature Focus Forward strategic plan, which guided our work for more than a decade, intensified Chapin’s historic commitment to offering the most challenging academic curriculum while also teaching the social, emotional and other skills that will set the stage for its students’ success in this century. Chapin’s institutional priorities continue to be imbued with the spirit of Focus Forward. We have fine-tuned our... articulation of the School’s purpose as we approach the third decade of the 21st century. A forward-focused learning community whose symbol is a wheel will never cease to strive toward achieving its vision of cultivating in girls the skills and attributes that will allow them to be brave for themselves and for others.
UNDER ONE ROOF
Chapin’s single building provides a unified learning environment under one roof for all students, the 128 faculty members who teach them and the 85 staff members who support all other aspects of school life. An ambitious construction project to be completed in 2020 will feature an entire floor dedicated to the arts and a gymnasium with suspended running track—all with spectacular views of our urban location. The Hayot Center for Innovation, to open in 2020, will provide our entire learning community the opportunity to extend our commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry-based investigations and explorations, deepening students’ interests through experimentation, invention and the development of out-of-the-box solutions to complex issues.
Our vibrant, inspiring and welcoming new spaces will further our commitment to a forward- focused learning environment that enables all students to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century to the best of their abilities. With these exciting new spaces as a canvas, we renew our pledge to develop curriculum and pedagogy that reflect current research and best practices, always placing each student at the center of her own learning.